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First Minister’s response on social care safety will not reassure frontline workers
GMB Scotland Media Statement   For immediate release: Tuesday 7 April 2020   First Minister’...
GMB Scotland Statement On Behalf of The Sweeney Family
We want to pay tribute to our wonderful mother, sister, and beloved aunty, Catherine Sweeney, who passed away from Coronavirus while being cared for by the medical staff at the RAH Paisley, on the night of April 4th. We want to thank the doctors and nurses who heroically looked after her in her final days.   Catherine was well known, and well respected within the community of Dumbarton, where she was born and raised. She was a caring and generous person, especially when it came to her time, having dedicated over twenty years of her life as a Home Carer to unfailingly serving…...
GMB Scotland Statement: Scottish Social Care Sector
GMB Scotland Statement: Scottish Social Care Sector  For immediate release: Sunday 5 April 2020  Responding today to the tragic events in Scotland’s social care sector over the last week, GMB Scotland Organiser Hazel Nolan said:  “This has been a sobering and tragic week for our social care sector, and a sad new low for Scotland in the fight against coronavirus, Our condolences and love are with the staff, residents and families affected.  “We will make no comment on individual cases but the events of the last few days in particular…...
East Ayrshire Home Carers Coronavirus Risk As “Negligent” Council Fails To Provide PPE
GMB Scotland has today (Friday 20 March) accused East Ayrshire Council of “negligence” after learning that home carers are being put at risk to coronavirus at work due to lack of personal protective equipment (PPE)...
GMB Scotland Calls For Burton's Biscuits To "Act Now" And Protect Vulnerable Staff
GMB Scotland have raised concerns today (Friday 20 March) for the health and safety of its members and all vulnerable workers at Burton’s Biscuits in Sighthill, Edinburgh amid the coronavirus crisis....
Joint Trade Union Statement (GMB Scotland & Unite Scotland)
GMB Scotland and Unite Scotland responding to the latest developments on the Flybe collapse this afternoon (Thursday 5 March)...
GMB Scotland Statement On The Collapse Of Flybe
GMB Scotland Organiser Bob Deavy responding to reports that Flybe has entered into administration and the loss of 2000 jobs across the UK...
GMB Slams Scottish Greens “Self-Indulgence” Over Cuts Budget Deal
Ahead of the budget debate in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon (Thursday 27 February), and following reports confirming a deal to pass the budget between the SNP and the Scottish Greens, GMB Scotland Senior Organiser Drew Duffy said......
GMB Warns Just Transition Commission To Face Up To “Hard Truths” On Renewables Jobs & Subsidies Failure
GMB Scotland responding to the findings and recommendations of the Just Transition Commission’s interim report...
‘Scandal Hit’ Prisoner Custody Contractor Cancels 100 Trade Union Memberships Over Pay And Conditions Dispute
Over 100 Prisoner Custody Officers (PCO’s) have had their trade union memberships cancelled by their employer GeoAmey Scotland, as a dispute over pay and working conditions badly deteriorates....